Mexican Orange Blossom


Latin Name : Choisya ternata

The Mexican Orange Blossom is a medium sized evergreen shrub hailing from Mexico. Its leaf is trifoliate and it makes a rounded bush to 1.5 – 2.0 Metres high and a bit more in width.

It has sweetly scented flowers and aromatic leaves when crushed. Forming a rounded shrub, it can also make a hedge. It also responds well from hard pruning.

This yellow leaved variety is Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’. It maintains that colour throughout the season, and has scented white flowers like the type which don’t contrast quite as well. Being yellow, it benefits from a more shaded position, as it can scorch in very strong sunlight, particularly after rainfall.

As can be seen from this image, placed next to a purple leaved plant – in this case Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’, each benefits the other.

Finally, this narrow leaved variety is Choisya ternata ‘Aztec Pearl’.